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As you know, none of these doctors are people who are big operators or think in large terms or want to get results quickly, and I've still got to try to do about this. As a matter of act, I ought to be writing a memo to Lord Cromer, the British ambassador, today. So that's still in the air.

Q:

One other thing which isn't related at all. You gave me a copy of a letter relative to a play on the life of Rose Kennedy. What's developed there?

Lasker:

She's finishing a book that ought to be out in May. Yes.

Q:

I see. Going back to the Lasker Awards, you said you were going to try out this technique you employed in November. Do you consider it a success?

Lasker:

I did consider it a success and I was glad youthought it was good, and I'm hoping possibly to do one more year of clinical awards, possibly to combine awards for surgery, medical devices and drugs. I may give six awards in those three categories, because there are outstanding developments that ought to be recognized so people would get the benefit of them. The trouble is, people don't know what's happened and don't get the benefit of what's going on, don't you agree?

Q:

Yes, communications.

Lasker:

People in the cancer field say that the whole attitude toward chemotherapy of cancer has changed even with the people that were working in chemotherapy themselves, that once we summarized the whole thing



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